Our Team Members

Chris Young Co-Founder; Medicine Man; Purveyor of Tribal Medicine

Founder / Spiritual Guide and Medicine Man Chris founded Soul Quest in September 2013 and established its foundation in April 2015. At a young age Chris felt the call to help others so In 1996 he obtained a certificate in Phlebotomy and Medical assisting where he then worked in a geropsychiatric Unit. In 1997 Chris went back to school to study Emergency Medicine and received a certificate for “EMT” where he worked as an ER tech at a local Hospital. After many years of working in the medical field and seeing how bad legal prescription drugs were killing people.

Chris decided to learn more about alternative Medicine. So, he moves to Germany where he spent three years studying in Europe, he gained extensive experience with Sacred Plant Medicine and Plant medicine ceremonies its where he found his spiritual religion Ayahuasca. After attending to many Ayahuasca religious Ceremonies He got the calling to bring the medicine to his homeland “The United States” to open an Ayahuasca Church and begin the teachings of the Ayahuasca Manifesto as well as bringing the miraculous healings of the spirit of Ayahuasca to everyone there. Chris Chose Orlando, Florida to be ground zero for the Ayahuasca Church for its climate and easy access to its international airports. For the first year, Soul Quest rented a small building in downtown Orlando Called True Serenity. There he was able to begin healing and have church service on a small scale. 1 Year later Chris and co-founder Verena were able to acquire 4.5 acres of land with a 5000sqft facility where they have begun to build the Ayahuasca church and healing retreat center. Where he has his church service at least 3 Sundays a month and has weekly group integration via phone and web cast.

Chris is responsible for handling administration and bookings, as well as organizing before, during and after the retreats. In addition, he is actively involved in all Sacred Plant Medicine Ceremonies as the Medicine Man, and he is the primary contact for any questions you may have. Chris is supported by a few traveling shamans (curanderos) and facilitators who provide nurturing guidance and love to care for all Church members.

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Events with Chris Young Co-Founder; Medicine Man; Purveyor of Tribal Medicine

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony May 29-31
May 29, 2020

  Thank you so much for considering a weekend retreat with us! We are honored to do this sacred work and feel blessed that you are looking to have your journey at our facility in Orlando! Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony June 5-7 ARKAWA - Medicine Music - Medicine Man
June 5, 2020

ARKAWA Is a multi-instrumentalist musician, producer, composer and arranger of indigenous Colombian descent from the town of Los Pastos. With more than 25 years of musical experience, he bases his work on the fusion of instruments and ethnic music from different parts of the world, as well as cultural knowledge from diverse ancestral communities and contemporary technology. He is a self-taught performer on more than 100 wind instruments from around the world, as well as rare stringed instruments from Iran, China, and Colombia. In 2014 he was recognized by the Congress of the Republic of Colombia for the contribution of…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony June 19-21
June 19, 2020

  Thank you so much for considering a weekend retreat with us! We are honored to do this sacred work and feel blessed that you are looking to have your journey at our facility in Orlando! Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony June 26-28
June 26, 2020

  Thank you so much for considering a weekend retreat with us! We are honored to do this sacred work and feel blessed that you are looking to have your journey at our facility in Orlando! Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony July 3-5 ARKAWA - Medicine Music - Medicine Man
July 3, 2020

ARKAWA Is a multi-instrumentalist musician, producer, composer and arranger of indigenous Colombian descent from the town of Los Pastos. With more than 25 years of musical experience, he bases his work on the fusion of instruments and ethnic music from different parts of the world, as well as cultural knowledge from diverse ancestral communities and contemporary technology. He is a self-taught performer on more than 100 wind instruments from around the world, as well as rare stringed instruments from Iran, China, and Colombia. In 2014 he was recognized by the Congress of the Republic of Colombia for the contribution of…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony July 10-12 Maestro Don Gaspar a Shipibo Shaman from Pucallpa, Peru
July 10, 2020

Maestro Don Gaspar a Shipibo Shaman from Pucallpa, Peru. This year he offers traditional Shipibo Ayahuasca ceremonies in a safe, secure environment at Soul Quest. In addition to providing opportunities for people to work with this amazing plant medicine in the short term, He also have a center near Pucallpa, Peru. Here offers long term study for those who wish a deeper understanding of traditional plant medicines. Traditionally, when an individual wishes to learn the properties of a plant, they spend time in isolation. Without any major distractions, a medicinal plant is imbibed on a daily basis, while following very…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony July 17-19 Maestro Don Gaspar a Shipibo Shaman from Pucallpa, Peru
July 17, 2020

Maestro Don Gaspar a Shipibo Shaman from Pucallpa, Peru. This year he offers traditional Shipibo Ayahuasca ceremonies in a safe, secure environment at Soul Quest. In addition to providing opportunities for people to work with this amazing plant medicine in the short term, He also have a center near Pucallpa, Peru. Here offers long term study for those who wish a deeper understanding of traditional plant medicines. Traditionally, when an individual wishes to learn the properties of a plant, they spend time in isolation. Without any major distractions, a medicinal plant is imbibed on a daily basis, while following very…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony July 24-26 Maestro Don Gaspar a Shipibo Shaman from Pucallpa, Peru
July 24, 2020

Maestro Don Gaspar a Shipibo Shaman from Pucallpa, Peru. This year he offers traditional Shipibo Ayahuasca ceremonies in a safe, secure environment at Soul Quest. In addition to providing opportunities for people to work with this amazing plant medicine in the short term, He also have a center near Pucallpa, Peru. Here offers long term study for those who wish a deeper understanding of traditional plant medicines. Traditionally, when an individual wishes to learn the properties of a plant, they spend time in isolation. Without any major distractions, a medicinal plant is imbibed on a daily basis, while following very…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony Aug. 7-9 ARKAWA - Medicine Music - Medicine Man
August 7, 2020

ARKAWA Is a multi-instrumentalist musician, producer, composer and arranger of indigenous Colombian descent from the town of Los Pastos. With more than 25 years of musical experience, he bases his work on the fusion of instruments and ethnic music from different parts of the world, as well as cultural knowledge from diverse ancestral communities and contemporary technology. He is a self-taught performer on more than 100 wind instruments from around the world, as well as rare stringed instruments from Iran, China, and Colombia. In 2014 he was recognized by the Congress of the Republic of Colombia for the contribution of…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony Aug. 14 -16
August 14, 2020

Thank you so much for considering a weekend retreat with us! We are honored to do this sacred work and feel blessed that you are looking to have your journey at our facility in Orlando! Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony Aug. 28 - 30
August 28, 2020

Thank you so much for considering a weekend retreat with us! We are honored to do this sacred work and feel blessed that you are looking to have your journey at our facility in Orlando! Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony Sept. 11-13 ARKAWA - Medicine Music - Medicine Man
September 11, 2020

ARKAWA Is a multi-instrumentalist musician, producer, composer and arranger of indigenous Colombian descent from the town of Los Pastos. With more than 25 years of musical experience, he bases his work on the fusion of instruments and ethnic music from different parts of the world, as well as cultural knowledge from diverse ancestral communities and contemporary technology. He is a self-taught performer on more than 100 wind instruments from around the world, as well as rare stringed instruments from Iran, China, and Colombia. In 2014 he was recognized by the Congress of the Republic of Colombia for the contribution of…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony Sept.18 - 20
September 18, 2020

Thank you so much for considering a weekend retreat with us! We are honored to do this sacred work and feel blessed that you are looking to have your journey at our facility in Orlando! Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony Sept. 25 - 27
September 25, 2020

Thank you so much for considering a weekend retreat with us! We are honored to do this sacred work and feel blessed that you are looking to have your journey at our facility in Orlando! Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony Oct. 9-11 ARKAWA - Medicine Music - Medicine Man
October 9, 2020

ARKAWA Is a multi-instrumentalist musician, producer, composer and arranger of indigenous Colombian descent from the town of Los Pastos. With more than 25 years of musical experience, he bases his work on the fusion of instruments and ethnic music from different parts of the world, as well as cultural knowledge from diverse ancestral communities and contemporary technology. He is a self-taught performer on more than 100 wind instruments from around the world, as well as rare stringed instruments from Iran, China, and Colombia. In 2014 he was recognized by the Congress of the Republic of Colombia for the contribution of…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony Oct. 23 - 25
October 23, 2020

Thank you so much for considering a weekend retreat with us! We are honored to do this sacred work and feel blessed that you are looking to have your journey at our facility in Orlando! Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony Oct.30 - Nov 1
October 30, 2020

Thank you so much for considering a weekend retreat with us! We are honored to do this sacred work and feel blessed that you are looking to have your journey at our facility in Orlando! Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony Nov. 6-8 ARKAWA - Medicine Music - Medicine Man
November 6, 2020

ARKAWA Is a multi-instrumentalist musician, producer, composer and arranger of indigenous Colombian descent from the town of Los Pastos. With more than 25 years of musical experience, he bases his work on the fusion of instruments and ethnic music from different parts of the world, as well as cultural knowledge from diverse ancestral communities and contemporary technology. He is a self-taught performer on more than 100 wind instruments from around the world, as well as rare stringed instruments from Iran, China, and Colombia. In 2014 he was recognized by the Congress of the Republic of Colombia for the contribution of…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony Nov. 20 - 22
November 20, 2020

Thank you so much for considering a weekend retreat with us! We are honored to do this sacred work and feel blessed that you are looking to have your journey at our facility in Orlando! Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony Nov. 27 - 29
November 27, 2020

Thank you so much for considering a weekend retreat with us! We are honored to do this sacred work and feel blessed that you are looking to have your journey at our facility in Orlando! Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony Dec. 4-6 ARKAWA - Medicine Music - Medicine Man
December 4, 2020

ARKAWA Is a multi-instrumentalist musician, producer, composer and arranger of indigenous Colombian descent from the town of Los Pastos. With more than 25 years of musical experience, he bases his work on the fusion of instruments and ethnic music from different parts of the world, as well as cultural knowledge from diverse ancestral communities and contemporary technology. He is a self-taught performer on more than 100 wind instruments from around the world, as well as rare stringed instruments from Iran, China, and Colombia. In 2014 he was recognized by the Congress of the Republic of Colombia for the contribution of…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony Dec. 11 - 13
December 11, 2020

Thank you so much for considering a weekend retreat with us! We are honored to do this sacred work and feel blessed that you are looking to have your journey at our facility in Orlando! Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony Dec.18 - 20
December 18, 2020

Thank you so much for considering a weekend retreat with us! We are honored to do this sacred work and feel blessed that you are looking to have your journey at our facility in Orlando! Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression…